Football season is officially underway. College football and NFL stadiums alike are now rocking every week with rabid fans on both sides of the ball. While football has taken center stage, audiences should be reminded that the 2014 MLB season isn’t over just yet. With time ticking away before the playoffs start, ESPN has announced that the Baltimore Orioles and New York Yankees will face off live on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball presented by Taco Bell on Sunday, September 14th.
The teams’ matchup on September 14th will be the last in a four-game series between the teams that weekend. The series kicks off Friday, September 12th with a double-header between the AL East rivals. Whether or not audiences are Yankees fans, the scheduled game will be an important one as it is believed that it will be the last appearance by Yankees great Derek Jeter on Sunday Night Baseball. It will also be the last for Jeter at Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which is itself celebrating its 25th season this year.
Dan Shulman will have the call for the game. He will be joined live by analyst John Kruk and reporter Buster Olney for additional commentary. Fans that won’t be close to a TV to catch the game on September 24th can still catch it on their local ESPN Radio affiliate. Jon Sciambi and Chris Singleton will have the call for audiences listening on the radio. It will also be available online via WatchESPN and on TV and radio for Spanish-speaking audiences on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes radio. As with every Sunday Night Baseball broadcast on ESPN, the matchup between the Orioles and Yankees will be preceded by ESPN’s Baseball Tonight: Sunday Night Countdown presented by Chevrolet live at 7pm ET.
Tomorrow night, audiences can catch the third game in a three-game series between the Indians and Royals. The Royals currently sit atop the AL Central Standings while the Indians are third in the division, 3.5 games back. Game two is tonight at 7:10pm ET. Next Sunday night, September 7th, ESPN will carry the third game in a three-game series between the Giants and Tigers.
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